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Charges filed in shooting of Army recruiters

Charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder are among the more than dozen counts now filed against a Tennessee man in the shooting of two Army recruiters in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder are among the more than dozen counts now filed against a Tennessee man in the shooting of two Army recruiters in Little Rock.

Abdulhakim Muhammad was charged Tuesday in the June 1 shooting death of 23-year-old Pvt. William Long and wounding of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula (eh-ZAG'-u-la). The two were shot as they stood outside a recruiting station.

The capital murder charge allows for the possibility of the death penalty but Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Johnson declined to discuss the case.

Muhammad's attorney - James Hensley - didn't return a phone message.

Muhammad told The Associated Press in a June interview that he didn't consider the killing a murder because U.S. military action in the Middle East made the killing justified.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

 

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